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Tony Awards 2021: The Full List of Winners




The 74th Tony Awards 2021 were finally held last night on Sunday to honor the best talents of the 2019-2020 Broadway season. This awards ceremony also marked the return of Broadway with a bang after a break of over a year, which was deferred last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was hosted by singer and actress Audra McDonald with Paramount+ streaming the show. Later Leslie Odom Jr. hosted the live concert event “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” that was broadcasted on CBS as well as streamed on Paramount+.

Tony Awards 2021: Check out the Complete List of Winners along with All Nominations

The musical “Jagged Little Pill” made its entry to get maximum nominations of 15 which also included the nomination for Best Musical. Next in line was “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” which received 14 nominations and also bagged the award for the Best Musical. Moulin Rouge! has been successful in taking home 10 awards in total.

Here is the complete list of Tony Awards Winners 2021 along with the nominees:

Best Play

Winner: “The Inheritance” – Matthew Lopez
“Grand Horizons” – Bess Wohl
“Sea Wall/A Life” – Simon Stephens and Nick Payne
“Slave Play” – Jeremy O. Harris
“The Sound Inside” – Adam Rapp

Best Musical

Winner: “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
“Jagged Little Pill”
“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Revival of a Play

Winner: “A Soldier’s Play”
“Betrayal”
“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”

Best Book of a Musical

Winner: Diablo Cody – “Jagged Little Pill”
John Logan – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar, and Kees Prins – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role in a Play

Winner: Andrew Burnap – “The Inheritance”
Ian Barford – “Linda Vista”
Jake Gyllenhaal – “Sea Wall/A Life”
Tom Hiddleston – “Betrayal”
Tom Sturridge – “Sea Wall/A Life”
Blair Underwood – “A Soldier’s Play”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role in a Play

Winner: Mary-Louise Parker – “The Sound Inside”
Joaquina Kalukango – “Slave Play”
Laura Linney – “My Name Is Lucy Barton”
Audra McDonald – “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role in a Musical

Winner: Aaron Tveit – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Winner: Adrienne Warren – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”
Karen Olivo – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Elizabeth Stanley – “Jagged Little Pill”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Winner: David Alan Grier – “A Soldier’s Play”
Ato Blankson-Wood – “Slave Play”
James Cusati-Moyer – “Slave Play”
John Benjamin Hickey – “The Inheritance”
Paul Hilton – “The Inheritance”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Winner: Lois Smith – “The Inheritance”
Jane Alexander – “Grand Horizons”
Chalia La Tour – “Slave Play”
Annie McNamara – “Slave Play”
Cora Vander Broek – “Linda Vista”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Winner: Danny Burstein – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” —
Derek Klena – “Jagged Little Pill”
Sean Allan Krill – “Jagged Little Pill”
Sahr Ngaujah – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Daniel J. Watts – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Winner: Lauren Patten – “Jagged Little Pill”
Kathryn Gallagher – “Jagged Little Pill”
Celia Rose Gooding – “Jagged Little Pill”
Robyn Hurder – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Myra Lucretia Taylor – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Direction of a Play

Winner: Stephen Daldry – “The Inheritance”
David Cromer – “The Sound Inside”
Kenny Leon – “A Soldier’s Play”
Jamie Lloyd – “Betrayal”
Robert O’Hara – “Slave Play”

Best Direction of a Musical

Winner: Alex Timbers – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Phyllida Lloyd – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”
Diane Paulus – “Jagged Little Pill”

Best Original Score

Winner: Christopher Nightingale (music) – “A Christmas Carol”
Paul Englishby (music) – “The Inheritance”
Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb (music) – “The Rose Tattoo”
Lindsay Jones (music) – “Slave Play”
Daniel Kluger (music) – “The Sound Inside”

Best Choreography

Winner: Sonya Tayeh – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – “Jagged Little Pill”
Anthony Van Laast – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Winner: Rob Howell – “A Christmas Carol”
Bob Crowley – “The Inheritance”
Soutra Gilmour – “Betrayal”
Derek McLane – “A Soldier’s Play”
Clint Ramos – “Slave Play”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Winner: Derek McLane – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Riccardo Hernández and Lucy MacKinnon – “Jagged Little Pill”
Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Costume Design in a Play

Winner: Rob Howell – “A Christmas Carol”
Dede Ayite – “Slave Play”
Dede Ayite – “A Soldier’s Play”
Bob Crowley – “The Inheritance”
Clint Ramos – “The Rose Tattoo”

Best Costume Design in a Musical

Winner: Catherine Zuber – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Emily Rebholz – “Jagged Little Pill”
Mark Thompson – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Winner: Hugh Vanstone – “A Christmas Carol”
Jiyoun Chang – “Slave Play”
Jon Clark – “The Inheritance”
Heather Gilbert – “The Sound Inside”
Allen Lee Hughes – “A Soldier’s Play”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Winner: Justin Townsend – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Bruno Poet – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”
Justin Townsend – “Jagged Little Pill”

Best Sound Design of a Play

Winner: Simon Baker – “A Christmas Carol”
Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid – “The Inheritance”
Lindsay Jones – “Slave Play”
Daniel Kluger – “Sea Wall/A Life”
Daniel Kluger – “The Sound Inside”

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Winner: Peter Hylenski – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Jonathan Deans – “Jagged Little Pill”
Nevin Steinberg – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Orchestration

Winner: Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine, and Justin Levine – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Tom Kitt – “Jagged Little Pill”
Ethan Popp – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Below are the Awards and Honors Given in Non-Competitive Categories:

Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Graciela Daniele

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award: Julie Halston

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre: Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins, New Federal Theatre (Woody King Jr., founder)

Special Tony Awards: Broadway Advocacy Coalition, David Byrne’s American Utopia, Freestyle Love Supreme

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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